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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, April LETHBHIDQC HOME OF THE WEEK V: HOME-0-MAfH HOME PIANNIN8 SERVICE 40 Jarvto St., Toronto, Ontario MSC 2M1 D I enclose (plus 25c lor handling) lor Home lor Canadians' Book 1 (homes up to 1 850 sq It D I enclose (plus tor handling) lor Home Designs ior Canadians Book 2 (larger homes vacation homes) D Please send tree brochure showing sample flome ol the Week" designs and other design books available Q Please send an order form so I may order building plans lor design No shown above NAME ADDRESS (PIMM Print) LETH if -The Herald At Home Use scraps on your garden path Odds and ends of material have many uses if you know of a use first and keep an eye out for material that will work in A good project to keep in mind is a path through the lawn or garden A garden walk can be made of many things, is useful and attractive It can be made of concrete, stone, broken pieces of cement, wood, gravel, bricks Keep your eyes open for material that can be used for a path You also can buy the material for a path as well, but you will find that improvising not only saves money, it makes for a more interesting path as well Rubble from a building being torn down might serve There may be a small charge or you might get it for the hauling A sidewalk that is being replaced is broken up into chunks first Have you had to have a tree cut down in your yard, or has one blown down9 Rent or borrow a chain saw and cut the trunk into two inch slabs Most people think of flagstone when they think of a garden path Flagstone is expensive Cut costs by using them as steppingstones instead of making a solid path Stones that are placed on top of the ground should be thick and heavy for stability Better, neater, safer and not requiring as much thickness is a walk that is set into the ground so that the top is flush with ground level Dig out enough earth to allow for the thickness of the material plus two inches for a bed of sand The sand will take care of irregularities in thicknesses Make a wood form for the sides of the walk before you pour the sand Bricks can be butted together for a smooth walk Stone and concrete rubble will need breaking and fitting Wood slabs blocks cut irom railroad ties can be used the way you use stone or brick Whatever wood you use be sure to treat it with a preservative Railroad ties are already treated STEPPING- BUTT BRICKS TOGETHER, BROKEN PIECES OF XEMENT BLOCKS MADE FROM RAILROAD DESIGN Design R3-1041 Sq. Ft. This ranch home has sq ft of living area which makes it particularly suitable for municipalities that re- quire sq ft. as a mini- mum The generous roof overhang provides protection for both front and rear porches Re- cessed front entrance gives ad ditional protection to that area and the rear porch is sheltered on two sides and is almost 100 sq ft in size The 370 aquare foot living room extends from front to rear of the house and jit has a natural fireplace and is brightened by high bow win- dows at each end The three-bedroom sleeping wing has more than ample closet and linen space and the plans include optional one or I1 i. bathroom arrangement Front elevation shows an in- teresting treatment in brick veneer with stone accent The design is suitable for any type of heating Poppies grow ISTANBUL (AP) Turkey has resumed opium poppy cultivation breaking a three year ban imposed at the insistence of the United States, an Istanbul newspaper reports The Turkey government maintains that the current crop will be confined to preserving high qualitv poppy stock for medical use The U S had extended million in subsidies to compensate 200 000 opium farmers for not growing poppies because the bulk of their crops found their way to the illicit U S opium market Here Are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART I 1-a, 2-85, 3-b, 4-Miami Dolphins, 5-Alieksandr Solzhemtsyn PART II 1-c, 2-a, 3-d, 4-e, 5-b PART III 1-d, 2-c, 3-a, 4-b, 5-e PICTURE QUIZ Mercury Your garden By IsabelleR, Young, F.R.H.S. EASTER PLANTS One, not so familiar Easter plant is the Easter cactus, which is somewhat similar to the Christmas cactus except the flowers are more regular and the tubes shorter Plants are also more dwarf and produce blooms when quite small, in colors of red, pink or orange-pink with purplish markings When in flower they require sun and lots of water and not too high a temperature After flowering they are treated the same as the Christmas cacuts A great many people will be buying or receiving the beautiful Easter lily at this time These very handsome plants are a welcome sight at this time of the year when the ground in our area is still bare The normal blooming period of this popular plant is July and August, so in order to have them in flower for Easter they are "forced" into bloom Easter does not fall on the same day each year so it is important to know the basic conditions influencing the rate of flower development Seed may be planted, but it does not come true It takes approximately two to three years to produce a sizeable bulb from scales and bulblets It is, therefore, best to purchase a bulb from a florist It is too late to plant these now, of course, but it is something to keep in mind for later on Lily bulbs are planted in October or beginning of Novembeer in a live or six-inch pot, PLANT THEM NOW- ENJOY THEM LATER TREES 'SHRUBS Wi rtcvlvtd our new Spring Meek of EVERGREENS. SHADE TREES. Md SHRUBS hill Mtacthtn ol Porannlalt SM our Spring Selection of LAWN ORNAMENTS BIRD BATHS t ELVES, ETC. DONKEY CARTS POTS LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. Coatdito S Mlto East ol on No. 3 Highway CloMd Sundiyi 34S-4833 depending on the size of the bulb, in a com- post of two parts loam one part each peat moss and sand Just barely cover bulb and then water, and keep in a temperature of 60 degrees It takes from five to eight weeks to start into growth, depending on the temperature at which they are forced and the storage treatment the bulb received A high temperature hastens blooming and causes elongation of the stems A low temperature has the op- effect It will be approximately another four to five weeks or so, depending on weather conditions and variety, when the first flowers start to open, if kept at 60 degrees Do not neglect to water once the plants are growing well as this could result in fewer buds, improper growth of foliage and even cause flowers to open abnormally Lots of light is required and fertilizer at least every two weeks After flowering, cut off blooms and keep watering and fertilizing about once every three weeks Put out in the garden after frost is over, in a sheltered, sunny spot Water and fertilize during the summer Bring in again some time m mid-August and grow as before It should start to flower again anywhere from the end of September to October Here's a 12-point spring maintenance package for your car at a special price. 1 2 3 4 5 Change winter tires. change. Our best multigrade. Supply and install new oil filter. Lubricate chassis. Test and servi battery. 6 7 Pressure test cooling system. Examine exhaust system. 8 9 10 11 12 Examine front end suspension. Examine windshield washers. Examine all lights and signals. Examine all belts and hoses. Examine air filter. Now is the time to get ready for warm weather driving with an oil change, lube job and snow tire included in Gulf's 12-point Spring Special. And, especially after a long hard winter, it makes a lot of sense to get your car in good running order. You can do it all right now at participating Gulf stations for a special price. Only for most passenger cars. Gulf's normal dealer guarantee of 90 days or miles, whichever comes first, applies. Make an appointment today where you see the Gulf Spring Get-Ready sign. GULF'S SPRING GET-READY SPECIAL Use your Gulf Travel Card or Chargex. ONLY LABOUR INCLUDED suggested price. For most passenger cars. Offer expires May 18, 1974. Not your average service station. VB 9079 ;